Wage and Hour Compliance

The Supreme Court Takes a Closer Look at FLSA Exemptions

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which exempts employees from minimum wage and overtime requirements, has been interpreted narrowly by the Supreme Court since the ‘50s. A recent case has given the Supreme Court reason to interpret FLSA exemptions more broadly. What does this mean for employers when it comes to legal disputes? RTR Consulting… Read more »


Paying Attention to Payroll: New Supreme Court Overtime Ruling

Have you turned a blind eye to how you calculate your employees’ overtime or additional compensation? On March 5, 2018, the California Supreme Court ruled on how employers are required to calculate overtime, specifically in regard to flat-sum bonuses. RTR Consulting gives you the details about the new overtime ruling and what it means for… Read more »


Employment Law Changes for 2018 – Part Two

  Employers, have you examined your employment processes for 2018 yet? The new year will be here before you know it and with that comes important updates you must be aware of!   This is part 2 in our three-part series on Employment Law Changes for 2018. We at RTR Consulting want to make sure… Read more »


Employment Law Changes for 2018 – Part One

Happy Almost New Year: Time to Examine Your Employment Processes for 2018   This is the first in a three-blog series with important information employers need to know about new laws, bills and policies.   Employers, have you examined your employment processes for 2018 yet? Start by asking yourself, is my recruitment and selection process… Read more »


Audit your HR and Payroll

Greetings from RTR Consulting: We know protecting your business from HR compliance risks is a high priority for you. Ignorance and blatant violation of workplace regulations could cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars. As today’s workers become increasingly litigious and the list of legislative compliance issues gets even longer, the risk of getting… Read more »

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Rick Rossignol


Minimum Wage Exempt from FSLA

While there is an injunction on the Federal Department of Labor increase of the salary test. Employers in California still have to follow the rules for being exempt from the FSLA. The salary test in California for exempt employees is two times the minimum wage. Meaning that the employee must be paid a weekly salary… Read more »

Posted on December 30, 2016 by Rick Rossignol


Employment Law Changes in 2017 CA

Bill Main Topic Summary Effective Date SB 1342 Agency Enforcement To enforce local laws or ordinances, including local wage laws, the city or county can delegate authority to a county or city official or a department head to issue subpoenas and report a failure to comply with subpoenas to a state court judge. 1/1/2017 AB… Read more »

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Rick Rossignol


California Statewide and Local Minimum Wage Rates to Increase in 2017

  The chart below summarizes the increases scheduled for 2017: California Local Ordinance Effective Date of Increase 2016 Rate 2017 Rate Berkeley October 1, 2017 $12.53 $13.75 Cupertino January 1, 2017 NA $12.00 El Cerrito January 1, 2017 $11.60 $12.25 Emeryville July 1, 2017 $13.00 (55 or fewer employees) $14.00 $14.82 (56 or more employees)… Read more »

Posted on December 2, 2016 by Rick Rossignol